General Remarks on my web pages

Copyright © 2003, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 by Mitchell R Grunes
This an amateur effort. It is not exhaustive, and may not up to date.
I haven't checked out and can not vouch for the links that are not my own.
Some is specific to the Metropolitan D.C. and College Park, MD regions.

When shopping online, by mail, or by phone

Pay with a major credit card (e.g., Mastercard or Visa) that has a reputation for helping customers recovering money from dishonest businesses, or with Paypal.
If another mode of payment is demanded, I personally wouldn't risk it.
Check them out first using reputable reviews of businesses.

If a link no longer works
  1. Try dropping information from the link address, up to the previous "/" signs. E.g., If an address like
    no longer works, try these addresses, in sequence:
    and play around with the internal links on those pages.
    (Sometimes you will be denied access to a "directory". Try dropping back more levels.)
  2. Some pages have a "Search" box, into which you can type search keywords.
    Many search boxes allow you to provide a phrase of words in quotes, e.g., "ABC Ice Rink".
    Others will look for pages and sections which match any of the words.
    In the latter case it is sometimes helpful to see if there is an "Advanced Search" option listed that lets you look for all the words.
  3. Try searching for the item in question, like "ABC ice rink", at a popular search engine, like
  5. Try looking for an old version of the web page at
  6. Please send me the corrected link, or tell me the link is broken, at the following email address:
Contacting Me: To send comments or suggestions, email me at
grunes at site
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